School of Ministry

Leeds School of Ministry is part of YTEP, the Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership and provides theological training for lay ministers across the Diocese of Leeds. Teaching takes place in two area hubs: Bingley and Mirfield. Modules are taught using common awards modules from Durham.  Both hubs follow a common programme on alternate years to better support students who need to suspend studies for a term for pastoral reasons.

Who is the School of Ministry for?

The School of Ministry is open to a wide variety of people. Students studying with Leeds School of Ministry come from many different church traditions, educational backgrounds and with a wide variety of life experiences. This diversity makes for a stimulating learning environment where all, staff and students alike, can learn from each other. The two area hubs provide teaching prominantly for those interested in pursuing some form of Lay Ministry, such as Licensed Lay Ministry/Reader Ministry. Some students also complete our courses as part of their exploration of ordained ministry or for their own educational purposes e.g. Introduction to Theology.

What subjects are taught?

Many different theological subjects are taught as part of the School of Ministry programme. These include Biblical Studies (Old and New Testaments), Foundations for Mission and Ministry in Context (a 12 week placement module undertaken in another church), Christian Doctrine and Ethics, Preaching for the Contemporary World and Spirituality and Discipleship. 

How do I apply?

The School of Ministry academic year starts every September and the application process starts the preceding autumn. If you wish to apply please contact clearly indicating that you would like to apply for LLM training. You will be sent an Invitation Pack that includes the Application Process for the current year, discernment guidance and an LLM Initial Enquiry for [2024] start. Please note applicants need to have completed the Introduction to Theology course prior to beginning LLM training.. Further information on the application process and the deadlines for recepit of forms / references can be found here.

Please send your completed LLM Initial Enquiry form to the Leeds School of Ministry Administrator: Once this has been submitted you will be contacted by the LSoM Administrator and have the opportunity to explore the pathway further. 

Training Pathway
Leeds SoM Licenced Lay Ministry (Reader) training, Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission (120 credits)

Leeds School of Ministry Handbook v2.0(web) for 2023-24


School of Ministry Staff

Director of Studies

The Rev'd Dr Jo Logan


Acting Formational Lead

The Rev'd Helen Collings



Mrs Shuna Hartley



The Hubs

Bingley Hub

Bingley Trinity Centre, John Escritt Rd, Bingley, BD16 2ST


Acting Bingley Hub Host
The Rev'd Helen Collings

Coordinating Formational Mentor: Bingley Hub
Anthea Foy
Mirfield Hub

The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield WF14 0BW


Revd Dr Erik Peeters


Mirfield Hub Host
Revd Dr Erik Peeters


Revd Dr Erik Peeters


Coordinating Formational Mentor: Mirfield Hub
locum appointed until September 2024


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